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CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/08/06 09:47:57
by tbosmans
I can't use the network install for CentOS7 on my VMWare workstation ... the installer does not detect any network devices.
How can I get around this ?
no network devices
no network devices
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Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/08/06 12:52:12
by TrevorH
Try changing the VM to use an Intel gigabit card.

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/08/13 19:49:44
by Duke Nukem
I'm having the same problem too.

I was using VMPlayer 5.02 which was a bit out of date (though was fine for CentOS 6.5) but have updated to the latest version VMPlayer 6 but the problem persists.

I'm afraid I have no idea how to configure the VM machine to "Intel gigabit card".

TTFN,
Jon

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/08/13 21:29:13
by Duke Nukem
OK, I think this may be a 32-bit/64-bit issue of some kind ? Centos 7 is now 64-bit only.

I'm using Windows 8 64-bit but its not clear (to me) what the VMWare host itself is running (note: the VMWare UI itself is, I believe, always 32-bit regardless of the guest OS it is running).

Anyhow, in VMWare, when selecting the OS do _not_ select Centos, instead select "Other Linux 3.x kernel 64-bit". Doing that I can now select a network device and it appears to work (I can log in via a PuTTy terminal), though not sure what the side effects of this choice might be - guess I'm about to find out :-).

Also during install config of network/hostname I had to switch the connection on and also added a tick for "Automatically connect to this network when it is available".

TTFN,
Jon

PS: I also ticked the "Replicate physical network connection state", not sure if that is necessary but hey, it is working.

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/08/14 12:21:22
by mccannf
I had this problem, and found out that the reason is that the v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device:

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$ lspci -k
...
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
...
So, using what I found at https://access.redhat.com/discussions/722093

I added the following line to my .vmx file:

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ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
And it works :)

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/11/02 19:46:01
by tokenblakk
mccannf wrote:I had this problem, and found out that the reason is that the v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device:

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$ lspci -k
...
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
...
So, using what I found at https://access.redhat.com/discussions/722093

I added the following line to my .vmx file:

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ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
And it works :)
I can confirm that this works for me with CentOS 7.0.1406 Core on VMWare Player 6.0.4 on Windows 8 64 Bit

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2014/11/25 16:40:37
by rosen
;) I can confirm that this works for me with CentOS 7.0.1406 Core on VMWare 9.0.0 build-812388 on Windows 7 64 Bit

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2015/04/08 20:01:19
by shoshan.dagany
I had network disconnected in CentOS7 VMware virtual machine.
Resolving it by disabling IPv6 in CentOS guest as described in:
http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS7#head ... 67f2fcd8ee
My host is IPv4 so would be the guest.

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2015/06/27 03:38:46
by clutch2k3
you have to install a 64 bit VM to get the interfaces to show up during install

Re: CentOS 7 network install on VMWare Workstation problem

Posted: 2015/08/17 04:54:17
by malsony
mccannf wrote:I had this problem, and found out that the reason is that the v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device:

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$ lspci -k
...
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
...
So, using what I found at https://access.redhat.com/discussions/722093

I added the following line to my .vmx file:

Code: Select all

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
And it works :)
Thank you, and other guys above confirmed!
After adding that line, it works!